Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread cookies - the best cookie ever? I finally tried the recipe for myself and the verdict is...well, no. First of all, you have to understand that I am not a big fan of salt. Potato chips, pretzels, salted crisps...I can do without them. So, these would be better without the salt. Also, the chocolate chunks. Not necessary. Now the shortbread, with or without the sugar crust? That's a pretty darn good cookie. That's got my vote. And since I've been on the lookout for a decent shortbread cookie, it's a win for me.
I am a writer of Children's and Young Adult books. I received my MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and am an active member of SCBWI. I also have my MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children and happily worked as a Children's Librarian for nearly 20 years. One of my favorite activities was reading books aloud to kids, especially to school-aged kids. Like the kids, I enjoy having stories read to me, so I listen to many of my books on audio and serve on audio judging committees.
Another favorite activity is creating fun snacks for library programs, friends, and family. I do that a lot and continually search for more ideas.
I have a very large Russian Blue mix cat named Bosley from the shelter, and a rescue dog named Prince Albert. He's a Cavapoo, which means he's part Cavalier King Charles and part poodle, and adorable. I am married and live in Dayton, Ohio with my husband Rod.
You can find more detailed information about me by clicking the link below: